DFT Animation Club: Mirai

(Japan/2018—directed by Mamoru Hosoda) 

When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s family. But when Kun becomes jealous of the attention lavished on little Mirai, strange visitors from the past and future lead Kun and a suddenly older Mirai on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story.

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature, this dazzling anime tale of love passed down through generations is a magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together, making us who we are. The English-language version will be shown Saturday; Sunday’s performance is in Japanese with English subtitles. (98 min.) 

“Casts a spell on children and adults alike. You’ll be enchanted.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone 

 

 

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